Before attending Pagliacci, the opera to be presented by Southern Theatre, Heartland Opera Theatre and the Institute of International Studies on Oct. 11 and Oct. 13, you may want to attend Pagliacci: An Introduction.

Dr. Jim Lile, Theatre, will make the presentation at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20 in Corley Auditorium in Webster Hall.  Admission is, of course, free.

Learn a bit about Ruggiero Leoncavallo’s famous opera before you come to see it. Dr. Lile will present an orientation to the opera including production history, famous musical selections, characters and some of the great performers who have appeared in the opera.

Dr. Lile’s  primary research interest is 19th century American theatre.